President Peter Mutharika has said a morning electricity black out on Wednesday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe disturbed him as he was listening to a program he loves most on state controlled, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.
Mutharika said this in Lilongwe as he officially launched the Tree Planting Season.
“We suffer the same when electricity goes off. As I was listening to my favourite program, Zokonda Amayi, there were interruptions between 8:30 am to 9 am,” said Mutharika.
He attributed the power blackouts to tree cuttings which led to water low levels in Shire River and affected power generation.
The President therefore asked Malawians to plant more trees this year and ensure the trees have a 100 per cent survival rate.
Trees planted during the season have a 60 per cent survival rate, according to officials from Forestry Department.
First Lady Gertrude Mutharika was not at the tree planting function but on January 1 she participated in the Zokonda Amayi program and told Malawians that President Mutharika loves the program.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :